CNCO had a surprise update for fans on Sunday.
The Latin boy band announced that Joel Pimentel would be leaving, leaving behind Richard Camacho, Erick Brian Colón, Christopher Vélez and Zabdiel De Jesús.
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“We want to start by saying how much we truly love them and appreciate all the support they give us day after day, year after year,” CNCO said in a statement. “For that reason, we are saddened to tell you that after five and a half unforgettable and life-changing years together, Friday May 14 will be Joel’s last day as a member of CNCO.”
“We want everyone to know that while Joel is leaving and looking for new opportunities, we are and always will be brothers. We support him in his next chapter and always, most importantly, we will continue to be a family ”, they continued.
He added: “We know this news is sad and it is going to be as difficult for all of you as it is for us, but we appreciate you staying with us. You are the ones who keep us going and have us so excited to continue together stronger than ever. So we wanted to give you one final gift all together. On Friday, the five of us will perform one last time for our global live concert event. “
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CNCO first joined in 2015 on the Simon Cowell-created Univision show “La Banda”.
They have released three studio albums, including Deja vu at the beginning of this year.